Alexander Carpenter
Professor of Music, University of Alberta

Alexander Carpenter is a musicologist and music critic, specialising in the music of the Second Viennese School, the musical and cultural history of Vienna, as well as popular music. He is professor of music at the Augustana campus of the University of Alberta in Canada.

Written by Alexander Carpenter

Detail from Beethoven Frieze, Hostile Forces (1902) by Gustav Klimt, on display at the Secession Building, Vienna. Courtesy Wikipedia

Essay/
Music
Vienna, city of paradox

How did the city of elegant classicism give birth to an explosive modernism, threatening to destroy its very traditions?

Alexander Carpenter